Job Description

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

The following is essential criteria:

– Degree in Social Work

– SWE Registration

– Right to work within the UK

We are looking for an Advanced Practitioner who has experience working with children with complex needs and disabilities, ideally with DOLs experience. There will be a small number of allocations for the AP in Trafford with the core of the work supporting the Practice Managers and the team and leading on different areas including DOLs.

Trafford Children with Complex Needs Service (CwD) is looking for an advanced practitioner to join its specialist social work team based in Sale. The AP will have a small caseload of complex children and will also work alongside the Practice Manager to support the team, undertaking joint visits, chairing strategy meetings or other complex MDTs. We are looking for someone with significant experience working with disabled children and ideally the successful applicant will have experience working with DOLs.

The Trafford Complex Needs Service consists of two teams, a social work team and the short breaks team, who are co-located and work closely together. There are two Practice Managers and a dedicated Head of Service, and the service is also co-located with a range of specialist health services.

There is also the possibility of this role becoming permanent.

Overall Purpose of the Post:

To provide a high quality and comprehensive social work service to children and young people, their families and carers in line with the policies and procedures of the Children and Young People’s Directorate and within regulatory and statutory guidelines, the Knowledge and Skills Statement for Child and Family Work and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Code of Practice. To contribute to a wide range of statutory social work activities and carry out professional social work tasks in accordance with recognised social work procedures, Signs of Safety, evidence based practice and professional social work ethics. This is an experienced social worker role with specific responsibilities for managing a caseload of higher levels of complexity.

This will include assessment of needs and the management of risk regarding children, young people, their families and carers. Senior social workers will be expected to maintain and update case notes and other records, write reports as required and give evidence in court in relation to care or other proceedings. They will be expected to provide casework advice, support and guidance to other team members and contribute to the planning and developing of future services and policies, whilst promoting innovative ways of developing support to service users.

The role will include the supervising of students and the development of the practice learning setting, including providing support and guidance to newly qualified social workers within the team as required.

Please be aware this is a Long Term Temporary post to start ASAP.

What’s on offer for the Social Worker

· Excellent competitive pay rate – paid weekly!

· Excellent management structure with experienced leaders

· Desirable location with excellent transport links

· A stable and well-supported working environment

Benefits of working with

  • Free on-going training opportunities upon registering as part of our commitment to you.
  • Competitive Rates of pay
  • In house payroll, providing weekly payments and support
  • Enhanced DBS completed.
  • Support and expert advice from an approachable, dedicated and friendly team
  • An assigned dedicated & experienced consultant
  • Various employment opportunities in your preferred geographical area

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